Confidential Collaboration: Secure Business File Sharing in Today’s Cybercrime-laden Environment

27 07 2014

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That open glowing blue box icon on your desktop is friendly—and functional. It invitingly seems to say, “Put your files in here—and work on them from anywhere, with anyone—for added convenience and productivity.” But that little blue box delivers more than convenience. Consumer-grade file sharing solutions, like Dropbox, invite data sprawl, loss of control, and increased security risks for companies nationwide. Heinan Landa, CEO of Optimal Networks (, an IT support and strategic consulting company, talks about the risks (spoiler alert: you are probably at fault) and what can be done to mitigate your corporation’s risk.

As CEO of Optimal Networks, Heinan Landa has been providing managed IT services to hundreds of clients since 1991. His team uses their high spirit to fuel a commitment to unwavering client service and technology guidance; they deliver unparalleled business and technical expertise to law firms, associations, and small and mid-sized businesses and organizations in the Washington, D.C. community.

Heinan earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. It was here that he developed the idea for Optimal Networks and crafted a business plan emphasizing corporate culture that helped guide the company through its formative years.

Week In Review

  1. In Support of Mayor de Blasio’s Launch of The Tech Talent Pipeline, First Tech Talent Summit Held in New York City
  2. Google In The Running To Turn NYC Pay Phones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
  3. Etsy Weighs In on Net Neutrality as FCC Comment Deadline Looms
  4. GM expects to pay more than $400M to victims of faulty ignition switch
  5. e Grants Over Half of ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Requests Processed So Far

Comcast, Netflix, ATT and Verizon: The Battlegrounds of Net Neutrality

20 07 2014

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Michael Bremmer is the CEO of and has been consulting for over 20 years with mid-sized and large businesses improving their technology plans to keep them years ahead of their competitors.

He has been called on for his expertise in this field by countless publications—including, but not limited to, Forbes Magazine, CNBC, and USA Today as well as sitting on the esteemed Technology Channel Partners advisory board (a nationally recognized group of independent communications professionals).

Week In Review

  1. Data Breaches in New York Hit Record High in 2013
  2. Swamped with last-minute comments on net neutrality, FCC extends deadline
  3. Home Depot to sell 3-D printers
  4. This Desperate Chinese Tesla Owner Built His Own National Charging Network
  5. Microsoft Cuts 18,000 Jobs as Nadella Streamlines for Cloud

Manage your IT through a One Stop Shop

13 07 2014

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A business that doesn’t have control of their cloud is at risk of losing productivity, money and private information. In this segment host Tom D’Auria speaks with Michael Gold, President of Intermedia, a provider of cloud IT services and business applications.

Michael Gold is Intermedia’s president, leading the organization with a focus on profitably growing the company through an increasingly broader set of cloud services. Gold joined Intermedia in May 2011 as part of the company’s acquisition by leading private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Gold has held a variety of other executive roles in the industry, including CEO of software company Vicorp and senior vice president of Qwest Communications, where he had P&L responsibility for the Internet Products business and launched Qwest’s CyberCenter datacenter and hosting business.

Gold earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Stanford.

Week In Review

  1. Unapproved Lyft set to start in New York on Friday
  2. New York High Court Rules Local Cyberbullying Law Invalid
  3. IBM Pledges $3 Billion for Semiconductor Research
  4. Google, Dropbox band together to fight patent trolls

Affordable Small Business Solutions in the Cloud

22 06 2014

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A business that doesn’t take advantage of cloud computing and the ability to manage office functions and customer communication through the cloud is losing out on a huge opportunity. In this segment host Tom D’Auria speaks with Brian Donahoo, CEO of AppFolio a company that creates easy-to-use, web-based software that helps small and mid-sized businesses more effectively market, manage and grow their business.

The buck stops with Brian. He is a hands-on CEO and really enjoys building teams and growing a successful company. When he isn’t working you’ll find him running in a marathon, stand-up paddling or mountain biking in Santa Barbara.

Brian was the Sr. Vice President for Products and Services at Expertcity/CitrixOnline from 1999 to 2007. He was part of the original team, growing the company from early startup to $240 million in annual revenue. He led the planning and launch of GoToMyPC, GoToAssist, GoToMeeting, and GoToWebinar and these successful SaaS products are now used by millions of people around the world.

Week In Review

  1. iPhone ‘kill switch’ reduced thefts
  2. Judge nixes Airbnb subletter’s eviction
  3. NY code school to be first to teach Apple’s Swift
  4. Test a Personal Drone Detection System for $500

Apple WWDC 2014

15 06 2014

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Its that time of the year again, Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference. So we’ve brought back Tony Bradley to discuss upcoming changes to iOS and OS X.

Tony is a principal analyst with Bradley Strategy Group. He is a consultant, speaker, and prolific writer with a focus on technology from a business perspective. Tony has established a reputation for being able to translate “tech speak” into plain English, and for helping customers navigate trends in technology. He has been a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) for more than a decade, and he has been recognized by Microsoft as an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for seven consecutive years.

Week In Review

  1. Some NYC Neighborhoods are Still Waiting for Verizon FiOS
  2. Tech startup to help bars prevent underage drinking during summer’s ‘100 Deadliest Days’
  3. Google buys Skybox for $500 million. The deal could be about more than maps.
  4. Recycling initiative called Urban Hubs blooms in Bushwick
  5. Twitter nabs top honors in security, privacy audit

Digital Health and Fitness Technology

8 06 2014

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It seems like people everywhere are wanting to get and stay healthy. So lets learn about how technology can aide us in this goal. Ben Johnson is here with us to share some of that insight.

After undergoing his own transformation of both body and mind, he decided that helping others improve their quality of life by motivating and inspiring healthy lifestyles and physical activity was his calling. Since that realization he has become a nationally certified personal trainer, worked for the Body By Banks Corporation, quickly becoming their Interim Vice President of Business Development, and created the innovative Online Coaching Program for the Corporation’s national clientele.

Week In Review

  1. SoundCloud, a YouTube for audio, opens big outpost in New York
  2. AT&T will install more solar charging stations in New York
  3. T-Mobile and Sprint Zeroing In on a $32 Billion Merger
  4. Google Maps Goes Inside Brazil’s World Cup Stadiums
  5. SoftBank to start selling personal robots next year

Internet Week New York 2014

1 06 2014

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Tom recorded a bit from Internet Week 2014 in New York City, so join us to listen to the highly connected have to say about the Internet’s future.

Week In Review

  1. New York Police Boost Focus on Identity and High-End Electronics Thefts
  2. Google’s Next Phase in Driverless Cars
  3. Apple to Pay $3 Billion to Buy Beats
  4. Introducing Tunnel Vision, an app that lets you see real-time crowds & trains on an old-school subway map
  5. Scanning a Slice of Queens


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